Jose Mourinho: What I really think about Man United right now

Jose Mourinho has his say on Man United after he was sacked by the Red Devils back in December

Jose Mourinho (Photo: The Sport Review)
Jose Mourinho (Photo: The Sport Review)

Jose Mourinho has claimed that “the problems are still there” at Manchester United following his sacking last year.

The Portuguese coach was sacked by the Red Devils back in December after a poor start to his third season in charge of the club.

Manchester United had finished in second place in the Premier League table and ended up without a trophy the campaign before in what was his second season at the club.

Mourinho led Manchester United to a Community Shield, Europa League and League Cup treble in his first campaign in charge of the Red Devils.

Manchester United brought in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s new manager back in December and made him permanent boss in March after a solid run of results.

However, the season did not end well for the Red Devils, who ended up slumping to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League and did not win a trophy.

Speaking in an interview with French newspaper L’Equipe, as quoted by talkSPORT, Mourinho said: “I said nine or 10 months ago that after winning eight championships, finishing second with United may have been my greatest achievement. Now people understand.

“About United I want to say only two things: One is that time has spoken. Two is that the problems are still there.”

He added: “When I say that the second season was fantastic, I say it because the potential and the objectives were met.

“I really squeezed, like an orange, to achieve them. When you have a very professional group of players who are ambitious, hard-working and talented, at a structured club, you don’t have that erosion.

“When you are almost alone, in that you don’t have the support of the club close to you, while certain players go somewhat against the coach, who is the nice guy.

“I don’t want to be the nice guy, because the nice guy, after three months, is a puppet and that doesn’t end well.”

Manchester United lost 2-0 to Cardiff City in front of their home fans in their final game of the season on Sunday.

The Red Devils will look to bring in some significant reinforcements in the summer transfer window.

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